This year finds Slipknot playing just a few gigs as the band's members are scattered all over doing a variety of projects. However, Loudwire recently spoke with percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan on the Revolver Golden Gods Black Carpet and he proclaimed that 2014 will feature a major return of the 'Knot!
After the one-two punch of 'Gone Sovereign' and 'Absolute Zero,' Stone Sour decided to veer into unfamiliar territory. Corey Taylor told the crowd, "I wanna dedicate this song to a band that without this band no one backstage or no one out here would have a career. This is dedicated to the band that started it all -- Black f---ing Sabbath." They invited Slipknot's C
Corey Taylor enjoyed success with his 'Seven Deadly Sins' book in 2012 and somehow amidst all of his Stone Sour and Slipknot's plans, he's managed to write and complete his second book. 'Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven (Or, How I Made Peace With the Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics in the Process)' is on schedule for a July 16 release through Da Cappo Press.
In 2005, Slipknot were on top of their game and around the same period Burger King began running spots for their new chicken fries utilizing a masked metal band known as Coq Roq. Fans immediately began to draw the comparisons and soon Slipknot were filing suit against Burger King and the ad agency for infringing on their trademark.
In 'Psychosocial Baby,' we have perhaps the most polarizing mash-up of all that is guaranteed to make the fan bases of both artists heads explode. Created by Isosine, this mash-up begins with the bubble-gum pop crooning of Justin Bieber's 'Baby' over a doo-woppy piano until the testosterone-laden vocals of Slipknot's Corey Taylor belting 'Psychosocial's' lyrics give the song the attitude it never had.
It all began back in the late '90s when Slipknot, a bunch of masked marauders out of the Midwest, injected the metal scene with exactly the kick in the pants it had been needing. Though the band had one prior demo with another vocalist, it was their 1999 self-titled disc with frontman Corey Taylor that really put them on the map. A string of successful tours, albums and songs followed, lifting the band to the top of the metal scene. Our Readers Poll asks you tell us your favorite Slipknot song.
It's been a busy year for Corey Taylor, who not only is promoting Stone Sour's upcoming 'House of Gold & Bones Part 2' album, but has also enjoyed some extra recognition for his collaboration with Dave Grohl, Rick Nielsen and Scott Reeder on the single 'From Can to Can't' that's part of the soundtrack for Grohl's 'Sound City' documentary. Loudwire recently spoke with Taylor, who revealed that he's thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with Grohl and still has a few names on his dream collaborator list.
In 2011, a Facebook page was launched petitioning 'Saturday Night Live' to bring in Slipknot as a musical guest. It's hard to believe that the metal phenoms have never graced the 'SNL' stage, as they've brought the hate to 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' in the past, along with multiple appearances on 'Conan' and 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'